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  • Oopsie doopsie (Oopsie doopsie)

  • I'm oopsie doopsie and oopsie doopsie, woopsie.

  • Good evening, I'm Gloria Borger

  • I wasn't planning to make another, video about this, but then Vox went ahead and published not one, but two articles about PewDiePie. (Teh)

  • I'm so sick of this guy! Vox owns The Verge...

  • Which means that this is actually the third video in a week that they post

  • smearing him as an anti-semite and now white supremacist.

  • Wow, they must really like this guy.

  • *Laughs in Swedish* PewDiePie's ties to white supremacy spell serious trouble for the future of YouTube.

  • Ignoring that incredible headline just for a moment, if you think just for a second they picked a photo where I'm

  • blinking as the main photo for this article as a cheap attempt to make me look as bad as possible,

  • uh, then you're wrong, okay, this is actually how I record all my videos and, uh, in case you're new to my channel

  • it's just the thing I do, okay?

  • *Laughs in Swedish* So not sure what happened here, well,

  • let's read some headlines to investigate because that's the best way in the world to get your facts

  • "PewDiePie promotes Nazi Propaganda..."

  • "YouTube Star PewDiePie Promotes Channel With Anti-Semitic Content"

  • "PewDiePie gives shout out to hateful, anti-Semitic YouTube channel"

  • "PewDiePie's ties to white supremacy spell serious trouble for the future of YouTube"

  • Here's what I actually said in my shout out video:

  • E:R who does great video essays about, uh,

  • he did one on, uh, Death Note which I really really enjoyed.

  • So what actually happened a quick rundown

  • I already explained in another video

  • But I was getting so many subscribers, that I thought it would be nice for me to shout out to some smaller channels

  • It was at the end of the video and I shouted out 28 channels. Now, this was clearly my mistake

  • I should not have picked that goddamn many channels because obviously

  • I'm not gonna go through every single video in their past like two year

  • old videos just to make sure that maybe they said something that doesn't align with

  • myself. One of them featured Nazi imagery and jokes and

  • that's why I decided to remove him from the list and then ended it out of the video

  • I think most people would be pretty sensible about a mistake like this keeping all these things in mind, but oh no no,

  • Oh, no no, that's not the case it led to an absolute barrage on Twitter

  • I don't think I've gotten this much attention on Twitter since, uh, since The Wall Street Journal thing

  • They must have really thought they had me this time

  • I don't know people making these it was insane claims about me saying I shepherd

  • legions of 14-year-olds to neo-Nazi content

  • It's an anime review,

  • that's the main point of the video.

  • Love that PewDiePie pretty much openly says "I'm Nazi".

  • If that's me openly saying I'm not see it's a pretty goddamn cryptic way to put it.

  • This, uh, developer from Ubisoft said

  • "Enough is enough!"

  • "Gaming industry I'm going to need you to end this dude"

  • "You know exactly who you are..." "Cut ties with him... NOW" *NOW echoes in background*

  • Don't worry. She's just spreading her positivity guys. Please don't be mean, this is just spreading positivity.

  • Now she apparently removed that she's working for Ubisoft after this.

  • So, I don't know if she actually got fired or not.

  • Bum, Bum, Bum Bah-Bah-Bah Bah, Bah, Bah-Bah-Bah Bah, Bah Bah Bah-Bah

  • I responded in my first video saying that I didn't actually know these references and basically, oh well, this was pretty dumb.

  • I'll delete him from the recommendations. That's pretty much all I can do at this point, thinking that would be it.

  • But oh no no, oh no no, the number one argument that was constant.

  • I've seen this argument being thrown around constantly on Twitter and in media and I'm just gonna use Huffington Post as an example.

  • But so many people have been using this argument

  • against my defense saying I actually didn't know.

  • "PewDiePie's Excuse For Promoting Racist"

  • "YouTube Content Includes More"

  • "Racist Content"

  • Saying that, okay, maybe he didn't know about the 2-year old videos and the videos on his other channel,

  • saying that, well the video that he recommended had

  • , uh,

  • jokes about Heather Heyer's death in it and making fun of an autistic black guy.

  • We have him now boys. Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.

  • The video pointed to Heather Heyer.

  • How could he, I don't know who this is. I'm sorry. I don't mean to be disrespectful.

  • I honestly genuinely have no idea who this is.

  • I know about the Charlottesville's incident,

  • and I know someone died there.

  • And basically The Verge wrote this as well as saying that there was aerial footage of the moment when

  • a car drove through the crowd of people during the white supremacist led unite the right rally in Charlottesville last year.

  • So this was the video that I recommended specifically, I get it. It sounds pretty bad.

  • But let's just take a second to watch what that footage look like, "That victim will die of a heart attack." This is 37 minutes into the video.

  • "And then she will die by being struck by a car"

  • "However"

  • "there's too much *Blank* in the way for a car to hit her because the situation is"

  • "Impossible and that's the cause of death as well."

  • "The woman would die of a heart attack. Death flicks didn't get far enough into reading the rules on the Wikia page." Now

  • obviously

  • I blurred the footage not because I don't want to show it but specifically because I don't want to instantaneously transform

  • 76 million people into Nazis, which is definitely what's going to happen. If anyone sees that footage, obviously, I didn't know about this footage.

  • I think most people outside of the United States don't know about this footage.

  • I tested it out on a couple people just to make sure I wasn't crazy but that was the case.

  • No one know about this footage and E:R put it in there as a joke.

  • It's extremely edgy and an inappropriate joke and I would not have publicly recommended this video if I knew about it.

  • But the hidden reference of it, it's the joke. That this really a horrific footage

  • most people won't even recognize it that that's in there without most people recognizing it, is the joke. Secret Nazi jokes, everyone.

  • They've been around for literally, since the age of the Internet. And, oh, sorry and even just showing this footage pushing for that

  • this is white supremacy is that this the reach is still very far? This guy followed up with saying to the trolls. That's right

  • if you criticize someone, you're a troll! They're saying PewDiePie didn't know who Heather Hayer was. Last year

  • he tweeted about a photo of white nationalists marching with tiki torches saying this, "These guys clearly watched one too many PewDiePie vids." Now

  • I don't remember tweeting this at all to be honest,

  • but I did remember tweeting was this, I don't have a high-res photo because I have a bot that deletes all my tweet.

  • It's a long story. "Dear Nazis: Stop looking so identical to me. You're really not helping my case."

  • This image that Huffington Post used for the Charlottesville's rally just look strangely a lot like me.

  • That was all I joked about. This doesn't prove that I knew that aerial footage.

  • It has nothing to do with it. The second argument was that in the description of the video,

  • it had a racist, edgy, joke. That's right, the description. How could I have been

  • so stupid? The thing that everyone checks constantly.

  • So these two facts is what most people have been using online as evidence against that,

  • "Oh, he knew, he knew what he was doing, okay." It's like, "Oh, well, he made Nazi jokes in the past. So

  • obviously, he's 100% guilty." It's like logic conveniently gets thrown out the window

  • uh, for the sake of lambasting me and it's just, you're really just exposing yourself for having idiotic

  • ideas and cannot look more than two second deeper into an issue.

  • Does all of this really justify calling me a white supremacist by the Vox?

  • When have I ever expressed myself in that way? Now, looking at the Vox article, uh, because it's hilarious.

  • They can't first of all can't even get my name right, I get it, It's really hard writing is hard,

  • it's not expected from journalists. "PieDiePie" "PewDiePew"

  • (Glorious chuckle sent from the heavens to bless us with it's presence)

  • Vox said talked in this article about my alliance with the alt-right.

  • This is something I've been accused of before and have said, no, that's not true.

  • They mentioned the alt-right 29 times in this article. It's almost like they're

  • obsessed with these things. So what are the evidence that ties me to the alt-right according to Vox?

  • Well, get this guys, I don't even know if I should bring this up because I don't know if

  • I want to expose myself to this hard-hitting evidence and facts that they got me with. I reviewed

  • Jordan Peterson's self-help book.

  • *Sigh*

  • First of all, Jordan Peterson is not alt-right.

  • He's another figure that the media doesn't like, so they label him as alt-right as a way to discredit him. He's

  • repeatedly

  • disassociated himself with alt-right personalities and second of all, reviewing a book,

  • doesn't mean anything. It's not proof of anything.

  • It's literally a self-help book. It's the least controversial thing

  • I've read in so long. The second argument that Vox had or evidence,

  • that I have ties to the alt-right is because I followed people on Twitter that they deem alt-right such as Ben Shapiro

  • And Laci Green, among others. That's right

  • Laci Green alt-right hero everyone. You remember that? Her sex educational videos.

  • Deep-diving Nazi imagery. You just got to dig a little deeper.

  • Very hidden references, way more hidden than E:R's.

  • "lol according to Vox, being followed by @pewdiepie makes you alt-right"

  • So what if I follow Vox, does that mean Vox is alt-right?

  • Can't wait to see your response to this Vox, I basically have you in a corner now

  • (Demonic laughter raised from the depths of hell to win over our minds)

  • So apparently the journalists of this article of this reporter

  • thought to herself, "You know what, this is, uh,

  • I wrote some garbage today, but you know, what, not dumb enough. I need to make it even more stupid.

  • So she went to Twitter and wrote, "As an addendum to my two recent articles on the potential for serious extremist

  • radicalization that PewDiePie and his 76 million followers represent on YouTube..." Everyone who's watching this video, everyone that's subscribed to PewDiePie

  • represents serious

  • radicalization,

  • extremist radicalization. Seems like a pretty fair description. I mean, the views of this, uh,

  • reporter comes across pretty clear when it's not through the editorial framework and, uh,

  • she basically says that, "a kind reader pointed out this recording of a stream in which PewDiePie plays Pavlov with a player." And

  • it's this guy with a, I don't know how to explain it, it's this guy with the

  • parody of a Jew image and,

  • uh,

  • Jew mocking name basically. This person is so stupid

  • I honestly genuinely feel bad for her, "Whether or not he knew, he apparently hangs out in gaming communities where it's possible to

  • game with people using anti-Semitic slurs and avatars.

  • (The chuckle of Ying and Yang, perfectly balanced to bring both good and evil)

  • It's a public video game and I didn't even interact with this guy. It's like holding me accountable for going outside and

  • having the views with other people. I've even seen this clip a hundred times. I didn't even notice the guy's name.

  • I think it's such a great example of

  • me being painted as an anti-Semitic and me being painted as a Nazi, when all I'm doing is playing video games having fun.

  • I didn't see this guy. I watched it a hundred times,

  • I never saw this guy and even then, I have nothing that doesn't prove anything. Maybe PewDiePie

  • didn't realize this was an anti-Semitic handle or he did but didn't care enough to exit the game. I

  • should have done the right thing guys. I should have just exited the game immediately.

  • This whole thing, this a giant guilty by association?

  • Reviewing a guy's book, ah, how could he, playing in a public video game, ah, following someone on Twitter?

  • Just cause you interact with someone online doesn't mean you endorse all of their views.

  • That's such an incredibly stupid thing to think. She even pointed out that the harassment I've got any response from PewDiePie supporters

  • especially bears out all the points being made in the second article. Being criticized is not harassment.

  • Finally, I wanted to take a look at the bigger picture here, you know, this controversy has more or less passed at this point,

  • so what really were the effects. The main thing that I got criticized for this shout out was how incredibly

  • irresponsible it was for me to

  • recommend this channel. And in a way, I can understand at least that argument.

  • But people saying that I was shepherding legions of 14-year-olds towards neo-Nazi content. And The Verge saying that a hundred and fifty new thousand

  • subscribers, which is just blatantly false. It was fifteen thousand. Who some of whom may be extremely young

  • turning into anti-Semitic hateful content, appointing people to certain channels especially ones built on hateful content further

  • radicalized young viewers on YouTube. That was the effect of this. Now, this is just blatantly not true. Even if you watch E:R's videos,

  • yes, they have very edgy jokes.

  • And I'm not here to debate it, of anything about who he is,

  • but the main point of these videos at least you could argue, are not about these

  • political issues and I think that's why you went over my head, uh,

  • to recommend this channel, because I'm just here for the sweet anime.

  • Okay?

  • That's all I really care about, but regardless of that, twelve thousand people subscribe after me recommending this channel.

  • And then it was immediately dipping after that. You can see it here,

  • it was going down, but then the media comes into the picture, they mention him in every single article

  • I've seen, they bring up E:R's channel. And there you go,

  • he gets fourteen thousand subscribers.

  • E:R should really honestly just thank the media for giving him more a bigger shout out than I did. I'm extremely irresponsible.

  • You are aware of the damages that you are saying it's costing but you're causing more damage. It's the basic strives and effect of

  • the more you try and cover something up, then the bigger it gets and they're not, they're not unaware of this

  • it's pretty obvious that they know how this works at this point, but people don't care, people

  • just want to be outraged online. People just want to get clicks online and it's the same thing with these, uh,

  • articles. Finally I wanted to end on, uh, on, uh

  • notes about why I think Vox is going after me, and it's not me saying this is concrete evidence to why, you know,

  • I definitely have made mistakes and, uh, I

  • I deserve to be criticized when I mess up, but I think part of the reason why I, me especially is getting so much, uh,

  • I don't know what to call it, slander, it's because, uh, I have more influence than a lot of media outlets.

  • That's not me flexing, again, that's a fact, and they hate that. The Wall Street Journal posted earlier this year,

  • I know Wall Street Journal.

  • Uh, "Vox Media On Pace to Miss Revenue Target as Digital Advertising

  • Disappoints". The expected Vox media shortfall is another sign that the digital media

  • industry is struggling to adapt to the reality that online ad growth is becoming harder to come by,

  • especially as tech firms such as Facebook,

  • Google, and Amazon corner the market. And one concern for Vox media, much like other digital firms,

  • is that revenue from sponsored content isn't growing as fast as it once did. Ever since the year

  • 2000, a newspaper advertising revenue in the USA has just completely plummeted.

  • I mean 50 years of progress is completely went out the window. According to the Guardian,

  • It's estimated that every dollar spent on advertising in the western world,

  • 90 percent of that goes to Google and Facebook.

  • 90 percent. Keeping that in mind, you have the biggest creator on YouTube.

  • How can we make him and YouTube look bad at the same time?

  • PewDiePie ties to white supremacy spells serious trouble for the future of YouTube.

  • I don't mean to get into, oh, this is why, I obviously don't know.

  • I think this headline makes a lot more sense

  • keeping these things in mind. A lot of people point to my controversies at

  • stunts as something that I deliberately do to boost myself and my brand to get more subscribers. PewDiePie

  • endorses controversial anti-Semitic views to gain subscribers;

  • stunt backfires big time. That's right. It was a stunt to recommend a channel.

  • Another article saying, why, why has YouTube's biggest Star not being cancelled yet? We cannot keep letting him get away with this!

  • Why is no one stopping him?

  • The reason why, despite all my controversies that I'm still so popular is because fans know who I am.

  • The people who actually know my videos and know me,

  • know that all these things that people say in the media just aren't true.

  • And when I have made mistakes in the past, I've apologized and